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Walton County fishing report for July 15

Fishing is good! Bay: Still some sheepshead, lots of redfish, and black drum River: Shellcracker, catfish, and bass. Gulf: Red snapper. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m....

New state record flathead catfish caught in Yellow River

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.3 pounds, measuring 47 inches long, with a girth of 34.25 inches, caught by angler Marvin Griffin from Santa Rosa County. Griffin caught his flathead catfish on rod and reel using live bait in the Yellow River. “I wasn’t expecting to catch a state record when I started fishing that day with John Babb,” said Griffin. “But, it was the first and only...

Walton County fishing report for July 3

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish, a few speckled trout, flounder, and still some sheepshead. River: Bream and bass. Gulf: Red snapper, red grouper, and more. Inshore some king mackerel. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.:...

Walton County fishing report for June 25

Fishing is good! Bay: Still some speckled trout, along with a few sheepshead. Black drum and black snapper too. River: Shellcracker and bass being caught. Gulf: Red snapper, red grouper, and more. Inshore some king mackerel. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439...

Walton fishing report for June 17

Bay: Lots of redfish, trout, sheepshead, and black drum. River: River is still low. Crappie bite has slowed down a bit. Shellcracker bite on. Gulf: Red snapper, red grouper, and more! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon....

FWC announces 2019 scallop season dates

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the 2019 scallop harvesting season. The 2019 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County opens June 15 and will remain open through Sept. 10. This includes all state waters from the Suwannee River to the Fenholloway River. St. Joseph Bay/Gulf County: Aug. 16 through Sept. 15. This region includes all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the westernmost point of St....

Walton County fishing report for June 4

Bay: Lots of redfish, trout various sizes. River: River is low. Shellcracker, bass, catfish, bass, you name it. Surf: Pompano, whiting, redfish. Offshore: Red snapper season in on! Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for May 10

Bay: Lots of redfish, trout various sizes. River: Shellcracker, bass, some catfish. Surf: Pompano, whiting, redfish. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Walton County fishing report for April 27

Bay: Lots of trout and redfish, various sizes, and a few black drum River: The river is finally right. Horray for good fishing and good weather. Surf: Pompano, redfish, and whiting. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30...

Walton County fishing report for April 20

Bay: Lots of trout and redfish, various sizes River: Catfish, shellcracker in the backwaters. Gulf: Cobia starting to be caught. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s.Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 SFreeport, Florida 32439(850) 835-4277Store hours:Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sun.: Closed...

Emerald Coast Open Lionfish tournament May 16-19

The northwest Florida area has been identified as having the highest concentration of invasive lionfish in the world. Lionfish pose a significant threat to our native wildlife and habitat with spearfishing the primary means of control. Lionfish tournaments are one way to increase harvest of these invaders and help keep populations down. Located in Destin FL, and hosted by the Gulf Coast Lionfish Tournaments and the Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Emerald Coast Open (ECO) is projected to be...